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Old 02-09-2015, 04:04 PM
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I recently purchased this Spalding glove. There is a tag and button with "AG Spalding and Bros" on it. If anyone could give me a ballpark on the age and value I'd like to hear it. Thanks

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Old 02-09-2015, 04:38 PM
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You have what appears to be one of the holy grails of glove collecting - a Spalding webless crescent glove, c. 1890s. If it is a true webless there would be no sign of any strip of leather ever beig present between the thumb and finger. I would like to see the spalding tag better, if it looks like what I think it does, I would put this at c.1900 - 1903. Can you post a pic of the tag?

It has some condition issues, but I would put the value of $1500 - $2000. Maybe north of that, but i am not sure of the condition issues. I could be off. There are some folks here who are true experts and can give you a better idea on value too.

Where did you get the glove?
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:01 PM
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thanks Joe. The tag is a little hard to read I just put it under a magnifying glass and the date reads 1876 0r 78 leaning towards the 6. The button is in great shape and reads A.G. SPALDING & BROS. Can't take credit for the find my wife spotted it first, down in Harrodsburg KY.
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:24 PM
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The 1876 is the founding date of the company and was on all tags during certain periods in the early 20th century. Based on the tag I would put the date as 1905, no earlier. The style also looks 1905. My problem is I am not sure Spalding made a webless crescent as late as 1905. I wonder upon closer inspection if you can see remnants of a web? If so, that would change things and put your value at $800 - 1200. Still a great glove. May I ask how much you paid?
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Old 02-09-2015, 06:09 PM
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Joe, Thanks again for all the info.There is nothing to indicate that there ever was any webbing,as far as the price don't really know it was a gift from my wife.
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Old 02-09-2015, 07:55 PM
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Vintage1011, did a little more research and found a few advertisements for crescent webless gloves from 1905 to 1910. Not Spalding, but Reach, but I believe Spalding owned Reach. They were all lower end boys/youth models. So my best guess is you don't have an 1890s webless, but rather a 1905-1910 webless crescent boys fielders model. Still a great glove and gift from your wife and Ill stick with the ~$800 value. Other glove experts may chime in with more info.
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Old 02-09-2015, 08:37 PM
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Can you post a really tight/well focused close-up shot of the inner SIDES along the thumb and forefinger? Meaning, where a web would have been attached, if there ever was one? It's best when there is no seam at all there.... but since there appears to be a seam, a really tight close-up shot will help a lot.

The dimensions of the glove would be helpful as well (width x height, in inches). With the high quality features and rolled leather piping, I am not so sure about it being a youth/kids glove. Looks to be a great find!

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Old 02-09-2015, 09:58 PM
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looking at the picture it appears to have seams in between the thumb and forefinger but need close ups to see if there was a web there
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the wife and the glove are definitely keepers.

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Thanks everyone for the research and info. Trying to get close-up shots that would help but not having much success. there are seams on every finger .It is roughly 9x8.The information has been most helpful I will use that and research some more. Barry, the glove for sure, the wife I've had for 34yrs. still thinking about that!
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